Wicketz Cricket and Club Development Officer - Durham Cricket - £19,000 - £22,000 depending upon experience.- Closing date 14 March 2021

£19,000 - £22,000 yearly
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  • Emirates Riverside, County Durham
  • Feb 20, 2021
Full time Development Cricket

Job Description

This exciting role seeks an energetic and experienced individual who can deliver across a wide range of key priorities and objectives. The role combines programme development with cricket coaching focused on the personal development of participants and the development of sustainable Wicketz hubs and clubs.

The role will continue the development of our established Wicketz programme in Hartlepool, introduced in 2015, which gives opportunities to young people to take part in cricket and enjoy physical activity regardless of background, circumstances or ability, while also providing wider opportunities to participants to develop social and personal skills.

The role will also strive to develop two new Wicketz community hubs in the district of Easington that engage hard to reach individuals and provide personal development opportunities that will enhance their future prospects.

Main Job Role:
o Oversee the delivery of three existing community hubs across Hartlepool, ensuring each hub provides personal development opportunities for participants
o Develop 2 new Wicketz community hubs in the district of Easington that engage hard to reach individuals and provide personal development opportunities that will enhance their future prospects
o Ensure all community hubs build participation and competitive opportunities, whilst tackling prevalent social issues identified within the community and promoting healthy lifestyle choices. Develop a range of sporting and non-sporting pathways for participants beyond Wicketz
o To ensure the Wicketz legacy is left within the community beyond the cycle of the programme by identifying and upskilling participants, volunteers and members of the community
o To work with specific Wicketz identified clubs to assist with all areas of club development
o Manage volunteers currently engaged with the delivery of the Wicketz programme o Look to expand Wicketz in the South East of Durham with a focus on increasing participation within local Clubs as well as tackling prevalent issues facing young
people in these communities
o To positively engage with the local community, to champion and develop partnerships with businesses, partner agencies, schools, parents and other sports groups to ensure community cohesion
o To be patient and understand the importance of developing strategies to enable
challenged individuals to make the most of opportunities to use the power of cricket as a vehicle to seek to enhance their future prospects and support them make positive life choices
o Develop social and inter-personal skills of participants including: leadership, communication and self-esteem
o Provide formal written reports and case studies, and ensure all monitoring and evaluation is kept up to date
o Organise and deliver festivals and competitions to engage the wider community

Job Purpose:
o To develop and deliver a strategy to implement the Wicketz programme aligned to the needs of the local communities and cricket clubs.
o To successfully engage young people aged 8-19 years old into a Wicketz community Hub or club focussed on participation, sustainability leaving a longstanding legacy. Working to create an offer for these participants into their latter teens and help them into valuable pathways both inside and outside of sport.
o Deliver quality, innovative programmes, health activities and opportunities to engage all members of the community into the game of cricket through Wicketz Hubs and Clubs
o Maintain a database of participation for all who have engaged with our programmes, and to maintain regular communication and dialogue, whilst also capturing feedback, opinion and a review of satisfaction
o To comply with the monitoring and evaluation requirements of the Lord’s Taverners for the Wicketz programme including database management and written reports
o To collect case studies to highlight the positive impact of the programme in both locations.
o Ensure the branding and identity of the programme within delivery
o Delivery of a year-round cricket programme that is diverse and inclusive, and
attracts girls and boys as well as the wider community
o Developing cricket opportunities for all players of all standards (coaching, tournaments, teams or casual play)
o Liaise/Support other initiatives to signpost Wicketz participants, to older age group cricket participation projects and increase awareness of the Wicketz programme locally.
o Develop extended partnerships with external partners and stakeholders resulting in an enhancement of cricket development plans/strategies